Latest BlackBerry Priv Leak Shows Hands-On Images: See Them Right Here


For the longest time, there were rumors suggesting that BlackBerry was going to be acquired. John Chen refuted all of these claims, and in the process, stated that the firm is going to officially announce its flagship smartphone, BlackBerry Priv. Here are all the leaked hands-on images that we have compiled for you.

BlackBerry Priv Leaked Hands-On Images – Tell Us What You Think About Blackberry’s Smartphone So Far

According to a source, BlackBerry Priv is going to feature impressive specifications, ranging from a Snapdragon 808 chipset to 3GB of RAM. The screen size is 5.4 inches, but if you take out the keyboard using a sliding mechanism, the length of the device will increase substantially. The rear side of the smartphone is made from a mixed material, and partially comprises up of Kevlar. The source states that the device feels very rubbery and far from premium, but the user will firmly be able to grip BlackBerry Priv in his/her hand.

However, the smartphone is going to accumulate dust from one specific location and that happens to be the little gap between the keyboard and the actual body. While this might not bother a large percentage of smartphone users, it will eventually remove the aesthetic appeal from the device overtime.

The individual also stated that despite the impressive hardware, there were few occasions when the device stuttered which is obviously due to the lack of software optimization. Since BlackBerry Priv has not been officially released, users can expect the software to be ready for smoothened-out use in the near future.

The smartphone is running Android Lollipop 5.1, which is strange seeing as how the source pointed that BlackBerry Priv stutters in various areas. It also features 32GB of on-board storage, out of 22GB will be available for use. However, the added benefit of purchasing the smartphone is that it features a MicroSD card slot that will most likely allow users to expand their storage up to 128GB.

One disappointing aspect of BlackBerry Priv is that it does not use a Type-C USB port, which will be able to increase file transfer speeds substantially and be compatible with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 (assuming BlackBerry bundled a compatible phone charger in the packaging). Most users will be upset about the fact that the upcoming handset makes use of a very old MicroUSB 2.0 interface.

However, there is an LTE modem present, along with a Bluetooth 4.1 and NFC chip. The rear side of the smartphone is an 18MP shooter, and coupled with a 5MP front camera, you will have a very decent camera combination incorporated in a smartphone. The source states that that device is expected to launch in early 2016, which is quite late for BlackBerry Priv to be sporting a Snapdragon 808.

However, if you want to experience top-notch security in a platform that is rife with vulnerabilities, you would do well to wait patiently for the imminent launch of BlackBerry Priv.

Sample shots taken from BlackBerry Priv (both rear and front shots are included)